The goal in the Group G match in Natal on Monday was
initially given as 32 seconds and later 29 seconds.
"Thirty seconds - that is what we have been given by our stats
team," FIFA spokesperson Delia Fischer told reporters.
The fastest World Cup goal was scored by Hakan Sukur of Turkey
after 11 seconds against South Korea in the third-place playoff
The three other goals quicker than Dempsey's were scored by
Vaclav Masek (16 seconds) for Czechoslovakia against Mexico in
1962, Ernst Lehner for Germany against Austria after 25 seconds
in 1934, and Bryan Robson's goal for England against France
after 27 seconds in 1982.
(Editing by Ed Osmond)
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